Do you suffer from chronic low back pain (cLBP)? Chronic low back pain has become a big problem in our society. With so many in our society suffering with low back pain, what is the best course of treatment for chronic low back pain? What is a plan that is minimally invasive, keeps people moving and working? Visiting your local chiropractic is a great option when managing your chronic low back pain.

One study looked at the effectiveness of spinal manipulation therapy (SMT) using three groups of patients with cLBP. Each gorup recevied either: 1) “sham” spinal manipulation (twelve treatments of sham or “fake” SMT) over a one-month timeframe and then discontinued; 2) “real” SMT (high-velocity, low-amplitude thrust) twelve times during a one-month timeframe and then discontinued; and 3) the SAME as the second group but with additional SMT treatments every other week for nine additional months.

Only the third group reported continued benefits at the tenth month. The study concluded that in order to obtain long-term benefits for patients with chronic low back pain, patients should receive maintenance care after an initial intensive care plan.

Doctors of chiropractic also include exercise training for flexibility and core strengthening as standard recommendations in the management of low back pain patients, in addition to advice to remain active and avoid prolonged bed rest. If you haven’t utilized chiropractic care for chronic low back pain, wait no longer, see your doctor of chiropractic for evidence-based treatment and get out of pain.




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Dr. Augustine of Augustine Chiropractic in Wesley Chapel, FL, has over 31 years of experience treating patients for their neck pain and their ailments through personalized chiropractic care treatments. The locally owned and operated chiropractic clinic offers both in-office treatments and at-home therapy regiments to help people recover and heal from auto injuries and other conditions. The staff is dedicated to providing alternative and therapeutic solutions for better overall health. Give them a call today at (813) 994-6008 to schedule and appointment and visit their website to learn more about their services!